StateWide e-News – Beware of New Social Security Scam!

Protect yourself – DO NOT respond to email requests for information about your Social Security account.  Scammers are sending faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The letters may use official letterhead and government...

Texas Healthcare Execs Guilty in $150M Hospice Scam

The schemers falsely told patients they had only six months to live in a ploy to collect hospice payments. KEY TAKEAWAYS The Merida Group enrolled patients with long-term, incurable diseases into hospice care after falsely telling them that they had less than six...

Federal Law Enforcement Action Involving Fraudulent Genetic Testing Results in Charges Against 35 Individuals Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in Losses in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Ever Charged

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 27, 2019 Elderly Patients Nationwide Lured into Criminal Scheme; Centers for Program Integrity & Medicare Services Takes Administrative Action against Providers that Submitted...

NY StateWide Senior Action Council 2019 Convention

NY StateWide Senior Action Council’s Convention is coming soon, October 15-17 in Saratoga Springs.  We are delighted to announce our line up of speakers and our daily schedule. You won’t want to miss: NY State Senator Rachel May, Chair of Senate Committee...

Medicare does not give out DNA kits

by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other...